"Follow thou me"

As the hour of parting from his beloved disciples approached, Jesus addressed to Peter the heart-searching, reiterated inquiry, "Lovest thou me?" followed by the command, "Feed my sheep." We may assume that Jesus was not calling on his disciple for personal love, but was pointing out the need of pressing on to the Christly standard, and proving his love by feeding all spiritually anhungered ones. When, however, Peter was curious to know what should be the work of his fellow disciple, the Master's rebuke was sharp: "What is that to thee? Follow thou me."

Christian Scientists should not closely watch each other's progress, but should watch their common goal: spiritual perfection through individual reflection of God, good. Then they will progress in wisdom, harmony, and loving cooperation. Through obedience to divine guidance every Christian Scientist can advance successfully and progressively. He can learn many a lesson from a good example and wise counsel, but no student can act as pacemaker for another student. "Eyes front" is always the command of divine Principle.

Item of Interest
July 18, 1931

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